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					     *Decimal Notes                                    *Decimal Notes
Whole numbers                                     Whole numbers
•A whole number can’t be a fraction of a          •A whole number can’t be a fraction of a
number or have a decimal                          number or have a decimal
•A whole number is on the left side of the        •A whole number is on the left side of the
point                                             point
•The name of the group (such as thousands)        •The name of the group (such as thousands)
is included when a whole number is read           is included when a whole number is read
•The word “and” is not used when saying or        •The word “and” is not used when saying or
writing whole numbers                             writing whole numbers


Decimal Number                                    Decimal Number
•A decimal is part of a whole number, e.g., 0.5   •A decimal is part of a whole number, e.g., 0.5
is half of a whole number                         is half of a whole number
•A decimal number includes a decimal point        •A decimal number includes a decimal point
and digit(s) to the right of the decimal point    and digit(s) to the right of the decimal point
•the only name read is that of the greatest       •the only name read is that of the greatest
decimal place when a decimal number is read       decimal place when a decimal number is read
•The word “and” is used to represent the          •The word “and” is used to represent the
decimal point when saying or writing decimal      decimal point when saying or writing decimal
numbers                                           numbers


      *Decimal Notes                                    *Decimal Notes
Whole numbers                                     Whole numbers
•A whole number can’t be a fraction of a          •A whole number can’t be a fraction of a
number or have a decimal                          number or have a decimal
•A whole number is on the left side of the        •A whole number is on the left side of the
point                                             point
•The name of the group (such as thousands)        •The name of the group (such as thousands)
is included when a whole number is read           is included when a whole number is read
•The word “and” is not used when saying or        •The word “and” is not used when saying or
writing whole numbers                             writing whole numbers


Decimal Number                                    Decimal Number
•A decimal is part of a whole number, e.g., 0.5   •A decimal is part of a whole number, e.g., 0.5
is half of a whole number                         is half of a whole number
•A decimal number includes a decimal point        •A decimal number includes a decimal point
and digit(s) to the right of the decimal point    and digit(s) to the right of the decimal point
•the only name read is that of the greatest       •the only name read is that of the greatest
decimal place when a decimal number is read       decimal place when a decimal number is read
•The word “and” is used to represent the          •The word “and” is used to represent the
decimal point when saying or writing decimal      decimal point when saying or writing decimal
numbers                                           numbers

				
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